Classic Monaco Grand Prix highlights
We had an overwhelming response to the Monaco edition of our classic grand prix series - and that's both gratifying for us and hardly surprising given the quality of the events on offer.
The race has a rich and varied history, so it was not easy to pick out only five classic Monaco Grands Prix. And the list we came up with caused a fair bit of heated debate.
And some of you were particularly forceful when it came to expressing your point of view.
All I can say is that choosing the five was particularly difficult, that we did not do it lightly and that we absolutely intend to continue this series next year. So all those who campaigned vociferously for 1984 can rest assured you will get your turn.
Now, to this week's choices.
There was little doubt as to which was the most popular choice among respondents - and that was the remarkable victory by Olivier Panis in 1996.
The Frenchman qualified only 14th in his Ligier but was first across the line after an afternoon of extraordinary drama.
I was in Monaco, reporting on the race for Autosport, and the overwhelming feeling at the time was: "How did that happen?" In many ways, I still find it astonishing that Panis came through to win.
The race, which started on a wet track that gradually dried, really should have belonged to either Michael Schumacher, who started from pole in his Ferrari, or Damon Hill, alongside him on the front row in his Williams.
Schumacher was taken out of the reckoning when he most uncharacteristically crashed on the first lap and for a long time after that Hill controlled the race, pulling away into a commanding lead over Jean Alesi's Benetton.
Hill told me over lunch a year or so ago that he rated this as one of the best drives of his career - but he was destined not to follow his father Graham, a five-time winner at Monaco, into the race's history books.
The Renault engine of the Williams suffered a rare failure around half-distance and that handed the lead to Alesi. But he lasted only another 20 laps before suffering suspension failure - and that put Panis into the lead.
Panis passed the Ferrari in a forceful move at the Loews hairpin and once Hill and Alesi were out, all he had to do was hold off the McLaren of David Coulthard - who was wearing Schumacher's helmet after a problem with his own - for his only grand prix win and Ligier's first for 15 years. It was to be their last.
Good though that race was, for me, the more compelling event was 1982, which featured one of the most remarkable finishes to a grand prix in history.
One of the Renault drivers should have won it that year - something that could have been said of many races during a season in which the French team often had the fastest car but so often managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
More often than not, Renault's failures in 1982 were reliability ones but in Monaco it was the drivers' fault the race slipped through their fingers.
Prost spun coming out of the harbour-front chicane - then a left-right flick at more than 100mph, unlike the first-gear abomination of today.
Pironi, who drove most of the race without his nose cone because of an early collision, slowed down dramatically - a situation most onlookers initially ascribed to caution on a slippery track, until he stopped altogether, out of fuel, in the tunnel on the last lap.
By now, De Cesaris was also stopped, for the same reason, between Casino and Mirabeau and Derek Daly, who should have been in a position to benefit, had earlier suffered a broken gearbox in his Williams. So it was a dumbstruck Patrese who went to shake hands with Prince Rainier and Princess Grace.
So remarkable is that race that we have decided to show the full Grand Prix programme of the time for that event as well as 1996, plus the shorter highlights of these and the other three.
You can play 1982 and 1996 from within this blog, and the other clips are linked from the bottom of this page. As always, this is limited to UK users of the site because of our rights agreement. If you're in the UK you also have the option of pressing the red button on your digital TV (Freeview, satellite or cable) where you will be able to watch these clips from 0830 on Wednesday.
They will be available on Freeview until 0830 BST on Thursday and on satellite and cable until the end of Friday.
The other three choices had their merits and supporters, too - Ayrton Senna holding off a showboating Nigel Mansell in the closing laps of 1992 for the penultimate of his record-breaking six victories; Gilles Villeneuve quite brilliantly transcending his Ferrari's poor chassis in 1981; and Stirling Moss driving probably the best grand prix of his life to hold off the faster Ferraris in 1961.
On the subject of that race in 1961, one of you wrote that there was 50 minutes of black and white footage from that event as well as a colour recording featuring Murray Walker.
Well, if there is, it is not at Television Centre - the four minutes of highlights is all we have, I'm afraid.
No matter. It, like the other four, is an absolute treat. Enjoy.
Watch short highlights of the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix.
Watch short highlights of the 1981 Monaco Grand Prix.
Watch short highlights of the 1982 Monaco Grand Prix.
Watch short highlights of the 1992 Monaco Grand Prix.
Watch short highlights of the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix.